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erotomania

 [ĕ-rot″o-ma´ne-ah]
1. a disorder in which the subject believes that a person, usually older and of higher social status, is deeply in love with him or her; failure of the object of the delusion to respond to the subject's advances are rationalized, and pursuit and harassment of the object of the delusion may occur.
2. occasionally, hypersexuality.

er·o·to·ma·ni·a

(er'ō-tō-mā'nē-ă),
1. Excessive or morbid inclination to erotic thoughts and behavior.
2. The delusional belief that one is involved in a relationship with another, generally of unattainable status.
[G. erōs, love, + mania, frenzy]

erotomania

/ero·to·ma·nia/ (-ma´ne-ah)
1. a type of delusional disorder in which the subject harbors a delusion that a particular person is deeply in love with them; lack of response is rationalized, and pursuit and harassment may occur.
2. occasionally, hypersexuality.erotoman´ic

erotomania

(ĭ-rō′tə-mā′nē-ə, ĭ-rŏt′ə-)
n.
1. Excessive sexual desire.
2. Psychiatry A delusional, romantic preoccupation with another person, often a public figure.

e·ro′to·ma′ni·ac′ (-mā′nē-ăk′) n.
e·ro′to·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
(1) A condition affecting a young woman who believes that an older man of higher socioeconomic status is in love with her. Cf Bovarism
(2) Erotomanic delusion, hypersexuality; A morbid exaggeration of, or preoccupation with sexuoerotic imagery and activity. See Don Juan syndrome, Nymphomania

erotomania

Sexology Hypersexuality A morbid exaggeration of, or preoccupation with sexuoerotic imagery and activity. See Cherambault-Kandinsky syndrome, Don Juan syndrome, Nymphomania.

er·o·to·ma·ni·a

(ĕ-rot'ō-mā'nē-ă)
1. Excessive or morbid inclination to erotic thoughts and behavior.
2. The delusional belief that one is involved in a relationship with another, generally of higher socioeconomic status.
[G. erōs, love, + mania, frenzy]
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Such an explication could easily be extended through the entire novel in which the concept of enduring love is explored via the three main characters: 1) Joe and his fight to maintain his relationship with Clarissa, 2) Clarissa and her study of Keats's enduring love of Fanny Brawne, and 3) Jed Parry, the evangelical erotomaniac and his absurd insistence that Joe has fallen in love with him during the balloon incident and that god has ordained their amorous union.
The imaginary/fabricated love of the erotomaniac Jed endures in a way that challenges the notion of "normal" love, demonstrating how such an internal narrative proves to be, while "inaccurate," long lasting.
A Comparative Study of Erotomaniac and Obsessional Studies in a Forensic Sample, 38 JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCE 894 (July 1993).
Portrayals of Ophelia as a sufferer from love melancholy include elements ranging from the naive to the knowledgeable--the innocent flower girl to the close-to-nature erotomaniac.
hi 1940, the New York court that overturned his appointment to City College denounced his logic lectures as lecherous, libidinous, lustful, venerous, erotomaniac, aphrodisiac, irreverent, and narrow-minded.
Perhaps the Republicans who called Anita Hill an erotomaniac with "proclivities" would like to prove the genuineness of their sudden conversion to the anti- violence-against-women movement by joining in.
The main characters of Journey to the Eind of Spring, an unnamed professor and his pupil Tajsi, are not only picaresque figures, but also erotomaniacs and compulsive writers, whose neopicaresque perspective is captured through satire and irony.
The conformist anxiety of being sexually liberated transforms the youth into miserable and neurotic erotomaniacs, eternally unsatisfied (precisely because their sexual freedom is received, not struggled for and gained) and therefore unhappy.
It is tempting simply to recapitulate the many stories Appignanesi tells, for they are fascinating, especially those from the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, when murderesses, cataleptics, and erotomaniacs were analyzed and treated (and in the process, Appignanesi suggests, often produced) by empiricists, mesmerists, and psychoanalysts.
JOURNEYING deep into the dark side of love, this provides a valuable insight into the minds of erotomaniacs.
In effect, William's automatons have become our erotomaniacs and rather than refuting the primitivism of William's evolutionary psychologism, Lindstrom simply reconstitutes that primitivism using Freud and Lacan to eroticise the desires of others in a way that never pays attention to indigenous understandings of desire and sexuality.
But the most dangerous are the erotomaniacs, who believe their target is in love with them.